National Park Photo Feature of the Week: Red Around The World/Utah Parks

IMG_6098Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T!  On a regular basis, we’ll feature a favorite photo or two from a friend in the National Park community. Are you a National Park fan with a photo favorite you think would be great for this series? Send me a private message through the contact section of this blog!IMG_3430

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  • Place (Photo #1): Arches National Park, Moab, Utah
  • Date: February 2018
  • Photo Credit: Megan (Red Around The World)
  • Why it’s one of my favorites: Arches has a special place in my heart since it was the first national park I ever got to visit.  While this wasn’t my first time there, this is one of my favorite pictures from the park.  This was, however, my first trip to the park in the winter and it was just so perfect getting to see it without the summer crowds and this is my favorite picture from that trip.
  • Place (Photo #2): Zion National Park, Kolob Terrace Road, Springdale, Utah
  • Date: September 2016
  • Photo Credit: Megan (Red Around The World)
  • Why it’s one of my favorites: I love that this is Zion National Park, one of the most popular national parks in the US, yet it’s not one of the famous areas of the park. It doesn’t even look like it’s the same park, but it is. I love the colors, the flow of the water, the mountains, and the pine trees.

Meet Megan from Red Around The World»

I’m Megan, a Wisconsin native, Utah transplant who actually just moved to Arizona. Way back in 2015 I went on my first ever Great American Southwest Road Trip with one of my best friends and got my first taste of the national parks. We only stopped at a few on that road trip, but I was hooked. Fast forward to December of 2015, just before leaving for 2.5 months in Asia starting in January, and I decided “hey, maybe I could work in the parks when I come back!” So, I furiously applied for jobs in the weeks leading up to my departure and by the time I left I knew I was moving to Utah come April.

From April to the present, I’ve worked at Lake Powell in the summers (north lake and now south) and a snowmobile lodge in Wyoming, while spending the other winters exploring Florida and the southeast. I drive between Wisconsin, Utah, and Florida multiple times a year, which gives me a lot of time to see all the parks between each of those places, which I always try to make time for on the way. While I can’t pick just one favorite, some of my favorites are Great Basin, Capitol Reef and Grand Teton (especially in the winter). Two I can’t wait to visit are Dry Tortugas and North Cascades, but I can’t wait to visit all of them. —Written by Megan Johnson

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